— The Rendezvous

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The Rendezvous

is the of how the Bayliner came into lives.

I already been in a project, an houseboat for I knew would eventually a motor. did not want to in a motor for had otherwise a fairly buget project, I started of ways get a motor.

The came to that there be a out there a suitable that I buy as whole, enjoy boat and while I the houseboat, then eventually the motor the houseboat sell (or trash) the

I started looking around eBay. There lots of candidates. Then, watershed event: mentioned the to the of my Great! she Let’s get boat in water, and about your when (and it’s finished.

I showed some of I had looking at 15-20′ boats 50 or HP motors. also found 26′ Rendezvous, focus shifted a big Now, we a boat. needed this In July 2006 we and won 26′ Bayliner on eBay. a seller can only as unconcerned his customers. is a who should very happy no legal has been against him, far. Actually, would bet he is with legal brought by people.

The boat in a in Pompano it did come with trailer. We making plans bring it to Tennessee. we had options. Two buying a We could one and get it, buy one pay someone drive it The third to have put on truck and up. With third option, hauler would to be to take boat directly the marina have them it in water.

Inquiries the seller us to this boat ready to dropped in water. He I am him a here by mentioning his said so in response a direct This turned to be from the By way example, all drain plugs absent. Other such as bilge pumps similarly absent. course, we not know of this but we it would prudent not take him his word, crossed option off the We also at the (at least when we we would want a anyway. As turned out, think most haulers would taken one and walked


I started at trailers. hoped to able to a used and have modified for boat. This to be especially with boat so away. The catamaran hull a specific set-up, and one I to was in making modifications. I confident that I had boat here, could have it myself, that was the situation, we could spend days Florida building trailer.

Shortly after auction, I an email a gentleman Georgia who just had trailer built his Rendezvous. provided a of his and suggested we could get the price. Because the way swooped in after the I was little suspicious his motives. I decided give him call. He he was happy with trailer, and genuine, saying had just across the After some shopping, I not find better price. story short, ordered one

It came Rocket International in Ft. They delivered they promised, they promised. is a rate trailer. drove down picked it then shot Alligator Alley Pompano.

The morning, as been arranged in advance, arrived at warehouse at AM. The was not He showed about ten, a couple calls to wireless phone. gave us time to the situation. looked rough.

The boat in a full of (and some so exotic) in various of disassembly. was clear most of had not touched in time. The between the were filled tools, car and junk. junk. It a typical day in Florida, i.e. and humid, it was and hot this warehouse. no ventilation speak of, promised to an ordeal.

Bayliner Rendezvous

boat itself on four made up sections of that had nailed together.We been told there would employees available help get boat on trailer. This a bit an exaggeration. the owner up, he a mechanic a British (maybe South New Zealand, I’m not who had working on junky little The two them then to terrify with their schemes for the boat the trailer. owner in had little for his safety, let that of mechanic or boat. There a couple moments when jury rigged systems slipped the 3300 boat lurched

Happily, he other places be, and did not when he this announcement. left, the drifted back his clunker, I set doing the feeling much about the of getting done without the boat hurting someone. an old lift, I up each of the in turn, out the and pried a layer two of 2×4’s. Then, pushed the back under boat, lowered down and on to next corner. I found couple of fans, which positioned at end of boat. I’m sure I have managed them.

Three or people (one whom looked, and acted a Russian with connections the owner were never to me in and of the self-importantly involving in the without contributing more than annoying distraction. it became that this actual work, that their ideas (which involved equipment was not were not to bring job to immediate and conclusion, they lost interest, me to along.

Eventually, was near height, so pushed the towers back the middle backed the up to bow. When bow was lightly on trailer I the winch pull the (and truck, neutral) back the middle which I and then the trailer to the under the

I grabbed couple of jacks I pushed out the way and put under the end of hull, replacing two towers A little winding on winch got boat a futher forward, to the jacks’ wheels, it was or less the trailer. was not far forward it should been, but the full of the plus motor the bunks winch was going to it any It was about 5:00

I had that the was not the motor, I called owner. He he would there in minutes. Right. rounded up cowel for outboard, a battery and portable Tempo tank that nearby, struck Bimini top, the boat and waited. another hour, showed up, the prop I said taking the back to house of friend who putting us I was in dust sweat, and the shower followed may been the welcome one my life.

next day, made the of a marinas looking someone who reposition the on the No dice. were just interested, at price, it a Sunday. a difference attitude to marina folk have dealt in Tennessee. we took the boat a local backed it enough to it off trailer, moved bow-stop forward hauled it out, letting water that got in the drain were supposed be drain out. This what we have done the git for the ramp fee, was ready the road.

The rest refreshingly anticlimatic. pulled the home with truck generously by a taking it to our I had hauled a this long heavy before, we had problems. There still some to be and we about that. boat needed rub rail, motor needed once over controls for motor needed be installed, with other repairs. Most this work handled by George of 705 9949) Knoxville. He a great and I him highly anyone with boat that work. The HP Yahama, had been bit of wild card, out to fine and revived by good people Fox Road who have all kinds help and We have the boat several times (October 2006) love it.

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